California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences combines a museum, aquarium and planetarium in one for a full day of family fun. Save 10% on Admission!

The new Academy brings the whole universe under one roof - an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and more! The 412,000 square foot structure is not only physically impressive, but it just may be the greenest museum on the planet, with a 2 ½ acre Living Roof, an expansive solar canopy, an extensive water reclamation system, and walls insulated with recycled blue jeans. The Academy is a masterpiece in sustainable architecture, blends seamlessly into the park's natural setting, and is filled with hundreds of innovative exhibits and thousands of extraordinary plants and animals.

Skip the Admission Line!
Exchange your voucher for admission at the “Service Desk Kiosk”, located at the main entrance (to the far right of the glass doors) of California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park.

Highlights include:

Steinhart Aquarium: Home to 38,000 live creatures from around the world. Watch sharks and rays, explore a Philippine Coral Reef, meet a giant sea bass and giant Pacific octopus, and encounter an albino alligator and other fearsome creatures in The Swamp.

Morrison Planetarium: The world's largest all-digital planetarium. State-of-the-art technologies allow the planetarium to produce the most accurate and interactive digital Universe ever created.

Rainforests of the World: Step inside a living 4-story rainforest, with dripping water, croaking frogs and chirping birds. Peer into a bat cave, meet chameleons, and climb into the tree-tops to find free-flying birds and butterflies.

*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.